Controversies and Shoaib Akhtar have a very old relation. Despite being away from the field the fiery fast bowler has a nag of getting into controversies.
This time he has sparked one by his explosive remarks on the current Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq. He has gone on record to say that he has never seen a more cowardly, selfish captain than Misbah.
The statement comes as a backdrop of the Pakistan’s dismal show at their World Cup campaign so far which has caused heavy embarrassment for their country.
Shoaib also criticized Misbah for not coming up the order to bat. “Misbah did nothing to protect the team and is worried only about his runs. He is uninspiring for the team and has no game plan or any direction whatsoever”, he was quoted saying.
Misbah, 40, has been a successful Test captain since taking charge in 2010 and has also led the one-day squad since 2011.
However under his leadership, Pakistan did a meek surrender against the not so strong West Indies team by losing against them by 150 runs and also lost quite handsomely against arch rivals India in this World cup.
They are only 2 matches old in this world cup and are already showing signs of folding up. Mind you, these are not ominous signs. Thus a few eyebrows are ought to be raised. But, such an opposition cannot be written off so easily as it can upset even the best of oppositions on their given day.
So let’s see how Misbah and his men respond to these comments by Shoaib Akhtar in the coming games.